In an interview this week, former first lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to compliment her own daughters Sasha and Malia while expressing gratitude to the daughters of the previous two presidents.
“I am so proud of those little girls,” she said. “They have managed this situation with poise and grace and they are normal and kind and smart and friendly and open.”
.@MichelleObama on Sasha and Malia: "They had support from a lot of the other first kids – Jenna and Barbara and Chelsea. I love those girls. I will love them forever for what kind of support they provided to my daughters. They always had their back." https://t.co/aBt0Ti2plD pic.twitter.com/zKD3ylzjFd
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 13, 2018
Adding that it “could’ve gone so wrong,” Obama went on to say that “they had support from a lot of the other former first kids — Jenna and Barbara [Bush] and Chelsea [Clinton].”
She said she will “love them forever for what kind of support the provided” her daughters, noting that the daughters of both former presidents would act in their defense if “somebody went after them in the press.”